Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Santa Barbara and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Lucky's thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Stella Mare's, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.

Buttery colors, a crackling fireplace, and a charming greenhouse-like setting romance diners at this wonderful restaurant. Relaxed and friendly, Stella Mare's is reminiscent of a French country farmhouse – one that serves excellent Californian...  Read More

Given to impeccable preparation of basics, hip Lucky's ensures that diners are privy to the best steaks and chops possible. Terrific ingredients make the difference, and everything is fashioned in-house. Aged Midwestern beef in a variety of cuts...  Read More

Lively and animated, this Mexican restaurant is one of Santa Barbara's finest, thanks to homemade fare and fruit-tinged margaritas. The fun outdoor patio also does its part to entice patrons. Much of the food looks familiar to Mexican...  Read More

Santa Barbara
Paradise Cafe

Terrific basics are the name of the game at this local place. Come lunch or dinner, you'll find a selection of savory options to satiate your appetite. Burgers boast a strong reputation, and sandwiches and salads cater to lighter appetites. More...  Read More

Santa Barbara

The Old World's best, most established baking traditions have a West Coast stronghold at this exquisite bakery. Everything is hand-crafted, and the quality of the baked goods is second to none. Throughout the day, wonderful pastries, desserts,...  Read More

Scarlett Begonia
Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives

There is not enough space here to describe how truly scrumptious and utterly satisfying a meal at the Scarlett Begonia is. First, everything they serve is made in-house; from pastries to ketchup to pickles, it's all made just steps away in their...  Read More

For a true breakfast or brunch treat, plan to spend a little time at D'Angelos Bread. This combination bakery/restaurant is situated just off State Street in the older part of downtown Santa Barbara. From perfectly poached eggs to personal-sized...  Read More

The best chocolate croissant you will ever enjoy is not waiting for you in Paris. (Sorry if that shakes up some plans for intercontinental travel but, don't worry, they still have the best escargot.) No, it is right here in Santa Barbara,...  Read More